Jemila MacEwan

April 19, 2018.

Posted by Julia Kukkonen.


Jemila MacEwan // March 2018.

Jemila is an interdisciplinary artist who was born in Scotland, grew up in Australia and is currently living and working in New York city. She joined us here at the Fish Factory for the month of March 2018 to work on a sculpture-based video performance piece. Jemila spent her time in the residency making large teeth/glacier sculptures out of paper mache and then filming a performance with her interacting with them.

Jemila’s work has been greatly affected by her upbringing in Australia, where scientific, mythological and spiritual ways of learning from the land are intertwined. She continues to draw connections between people and place; material and culture; spirituality and experience. Her work seeks out an empathetic approach to humanities destructive impulses, and recently she has focused on making art works as a way to understand what it is to be human in the age of the Holocene Extinction.





Photos of Jemila’s process of making the sculptures and shooting the performance. // March 2018.


//More of Jemila’s Work//

Check out the interview here:

Thank you, Jemila!